If it weren’t for the support of our sponsors we wouldn’t be able to dedicate as much of ourselves to the sport. We show our love the best way we know how: exposure, spreading word of their remarkable skill-sets, product feedback, pacing, running or swimming related coaching, and social media exposure. The following sponsors offer a variety of incentives to help our team race and train at the level it does.
Based in Bellingham, Rolfing practitioner Brad Jones brings years of training and hands-on experience to his work, helping people of all walks of life – sedentary, moderately active, and highly athletic – find new joy in using their bodies. Brad is one of the main reasons we’re able to take on so much hard training, preventing us from injury, caring and carrying us through injury, and aiding in our various roads to recovery if injured is where we find ourselves.
As an elite runner my focus is to be able to train at a high level everyday. I had been battling a hip issue for over 6 months when I sought care from Brad. After 2 sessions I felt better than I had with all the months of physical therapy, massage and chiropractic treatment. Brad is extremely thorough, professional and gives great follow up care. He not only treats the problem, but also explores the cause and gives recommendations for prevention or recurrence. I have continued to see him for any injury flares I may come across as well as maintenance to keep my body in alignment and working smoothly when training loads are high. I have had my family members see him for back trouble and they too say they have never had so much relief from any other therapy. When people ask what does Brad does, I tell them, “If you could blend physical therapy, massage, chiropractic and throw in a little magic; that is rolfing with Brad.” – Amber Morrison
Ash at Nine Needles is incredible. BDP primarily sees her for sports acupuncture, but her repertoire is endless. The goals of sports acupuncture treatment are simple: increase performance and decrease injury rehabilitation time. In her practice she strives to “consider the underlying health and habits of the individual so that [she] may treat the person and not just the injury. By supporting the individual on the root level – one’s basic tendencies in health and living – it is [her] belief that all aspects of that patient will improve.” She says, “After treating many many runners, I was even led to the ‘discovery’ of an extraordinary point that is useful in treatment of many lower leg and foot problems.” See her article, The Runner’s Point, published in the Journal of Chinese Medicine, 2011.
“Located in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Honey Stinger makes nutritious and great tasting honey-based foods including energy bars, protein bars, energy gels, organic waffles, organic chews, kids specific snacks and our very own Organic Wildflower Honey. Fueling more than just the country’s top cyclists, runners, triathletes and teams, Honey Stinger products may be found at specialty sporting goods retailers, natural food grocers and honeystinger.com.”
Nuun is leading the way in portable hydration with electrolyte enhanced drink tabs designed to keep you hydrated no matter where your lifestyle takes you. With a wide range of products, Nuun has aided in many a mountain run and marathon workout for the members of BDP.
“Fairhaven Runners is a running/walking lifestyle store where you will find expertise and professional help with getting the right type of shoe, apparel or accessories for optimal performance.” Fairhaven Runners offers personal gait analysis, custom fitting and expert help from staff that “genuinely cares about your comfort and well-being.”
Capstone Physical Therapy is an all-inclusive specialties clinic, including sports therapy, with treatments or prevention focusing on manual therapy, stretching, strengthening and sport-specific retraining. Capstone PT has an AlterG; our partnership with them provides us the luxury of using the AlterG as supplemental training and/or as a means of rehabbing our injuries with an activity that offers less impact.
BDP has partnered with runningwarehouse.com, which was “…founded in 2005 by a small group of experienced runners whose sole goal was to bring the best possible shopping experience to all running enthusiasts…”
The Bellingham Bay Marathon is one of BDP’s leading partnerships, with BDP providing pacers since 2014 for the 1/2 and full marathon. The race also proudly benefits the Bellingham Bay Swim Team, the Whatcom Rangers and other local youth non-profit organizations. We appreciate our relationship with the race and its organizers, as their support helps fund our cross country season each year.
RRCA is the oldest and largest organization in the US dedicated to distance running. As part of RRCA, BDP is a nonprofit organization, where we are afforded insurance for our annual K2K Race, subscriptions to running magazines and various product discounts.
We are always interested in new sponsorship opportunities. Please contact us with any questions or ideas at email@example.com or check out our PayPal link below!